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Welcome!

Welcome to the Roseland Free Public Library website! We are continuously working to update and include all the information you are looking for. Check back often for new events and information. Also, be sure to look at our pages and calendars for Children, Teens, Adults, Wellness, and Friends of the Library for extra events that may not appear on our home page.

To register for an event online, go to Event Registration on the right of our homepage.
Need more information? Call us at 973-226-8636.

LIBRARY HOURS: MONDAY-THURSDAY, 9 AM-9 PM; FRIDAYS, 9 AM-5 PM; SATURDAYS, 10 AM-3 PM

NO SATURDAY HOURS DURING JULY & AUGUST

 


News & Announcements
E-Content Instruction
February is Love Your Library Month! Our patrons are welcome to stop by the circulation desk any weekday this month between 9 am and 5 pm to learn how to download ebooks and audiobooks, as well as how to use Hoopla, a web and mobile library media streaming platform for audio books, comics, e-books, movies, music, and TV. A whole new world awaits!
Take Our Library Survey
Take this library survey to help us learn more about what you would like to see at the library! Cardholders who are Roseland residents, complete this survey by end of March, and you will be automatically entered in a prize drawing. Link appears on the right-hand side of this homepage, or cut and paste the following link to your browser: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TPFMNRF
Volunteers Wanted
We are looking for volunteers for our children's Holi cultural celebration, set for Saturday, March 7, 11 am-2 pm. Anyone who can contribute cooking, musical skills, and/or knowledge of this traditional Hindu springtime festival of colors, please call the library at 973-227-8636. Event will feature a small "color run," henna tattoos, some traditional clothing and artifacts, native music, and traditional snacks. RECOMMENDED ATTIRE FOR COLOR RUN: WHITE T-SHIRT. Registration is required.
Build Better Money Habits
Yinet Jeyji, Financial Center Manager for Bank of America Corporation in Roseland, will present "Build Better Money Habits" on Wednesday, February 26, at 2 pm. Topics will include: daily banking, identity theft, talking to kids about money, building/maintaining good credit, saving for school, repaying student loans, and more. RSVP on library website.
Author Visit: Virgnia Cornue
Virginia Cornue, fiction/non-fiction author, award-winning women's rights activist, and cultural anthropologist, will visit the library on Thursday, February 27, at 7 pm to discuss the writing process and her three books, So Much Blood: The Civil War Letters of CSA William Wallace Beard 1851-1865, The Dragon's Daughters Return, and Secrets at Abbott House. She is known for her Sandra Troux Mystery Series about a female trio of silver sleuths who solve cases around the world. RSVP on library website.
Nintendo Gaming Saturdays
Looking to kick back and relax after a busy week of homework and activities? Join us for some Nintendo Switch gaming on Saturday, February 29, from 10 am to noon. For ages 8 through teen. Try out all the latest games with our resident gamer, Ernst. Participants may bring their own controllers. RSVP on library website.
Author Visit: Karuna Savoie
We welcome young author Karuna Savoie for an interesting discussion on her debut novel, The Lore of Ramridge, on Wednesday, March 11, at 7 pm. Karuna graduated from Montclair High School in 2019 and is currently majoring in journalism at American University in Washington, DC. Learn more about this remarkable young author and her love for sci fi and fantasy. RSVP on library website.
Lego Robotics
Our Lego Robotics combines the perfect mix of coding and building for ages 8 through teen. Upcoming classes will be on Thursdays, March 5 & 19, from 4 to 5:30 pm. RSVP on library website.
Free Practice ACT
Take a free, full-length practice ACT administered by C2 Education of West Caldwell in the library community room on Saturday, March 7, 10:30 am-1:45 pm. RSVP: Email student's name, school and grade, and phone number to WEST.CALDWELL@C2EDUCATE.COM. Arrive about 30 minutes early at the library and bring a calculator. Test will be 3 hours long. All tests will be graded, and depending on how many students take the test, results will be available immediately or at a later date.
Nature & Animal Photography by Jane Murphy
Knitting & Crochet Club
Enjoy an evening of knitting and crocheting at the library on Monday, March 9, starting at 7 pm. New members, all levels welcome. RSVP on library website.
Guided Meditation Class
Relax and re-focus with a guided meditation class to start off your morning or wrap up a busy day. Our guided meditation classes will resume on Thursdays, March 12, at 7 pm and March 26 at 10 am & 7 pm. RSVP on library website.
Walking for Fitness Mondays & Wednesdays
This group fitness activity meets every Monday and Wednesday at 10 am. Jump-start your morning with a 45-minute low-impact workout that emphasizes walking (streamed on video). Also includes discussion and healthy recipe exchanges. Ideal for beginning fitness levels. Bring towel and water bottle. RSVP on website homepage.
New Chair Yoga Mondays
We are excited to announce that our chair yoga classes will now be led by certified yoga instructor Danielle Massa every Monday at 11:30 am. Classes run for about 40 minutes and include some aromatherapy. Bring towel and water bottle. Class size is now limited to 12. RSVP on website homepage. No class on February 17 - library closed.
Matinee Mondays
Our Matinee Monday series will continue at 1 pm on February 24 with Brian Banks. This inspirational sports drama made in 2018 is based on the true story of an all-American high school football star who is wrongly convicted of a crime he didn't commit. Rated PG-13, 1 hour and 39 minutes. No RSVP needed, popcorn will be served.
De-Stress with Mindful Coloring for Adults
Escape the stress of everyday life and color your troubles away every Tuesday at 1 pm. Join us for an afternoon of serenity, coloring, herbal tea, snacks, and meditative music. RSVP on our website.
Story Time Goes Seuss!
TUESDAYS: Book babies at 10 am, Music & Movement at 11 am (interactive story time featuring streamed videos on a large screen kids can sing and dance along with). WEDNESDAYS: Educational Free Play from 10 am to noon. THURSDAYS: Book babies at 10 am, Imagination Story Time at 11 am (creative combination of stories and art for toddlers and young children). All programs suitable for ages 6 months and up. WEEK OF MARCH 2: Our story times/activities will be Dr. Seuss-themed, plus we'll show a short Dr. Seuss film on Friday, March 6, at 10:30 am.
Weekly Adult Mat Yoga
Make the library your mid-week stretching spot! Join us for an adult mat yoga class every Wednesday at 11 am with certified yoga instructor Danielle Massa. RSVP on library website.
Homebound Delivery Service
Stuck at home with an injury or other situation that makes getting to the library impossible, and are eager for a certain book or DVD? Try our Homebound Delivery Service! Call the library at 973-226-8636 and arrange to have your items delivered to your home! PLEASE NOTE: THIS SERVICE IS FOR ROSELAND FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY PATRONS WHO ARE ROSELAND RESIDENTS ONLY.
Reserve Your Museum Passes
Patrons can borrow passes for themselves and/or their families for Montclair Art Museum, Morris Museum, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, The Frick Collection, Insectropolis, NJ State Parks, The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, and Imagine That! You can reserve your museum passes online by copying and pasting this link on your browser: https://www.museumkey.com/user/?code=rosenj07068
Book Donations Wanted
If you come across any unwanted gently used books this holiday season, donate them to the library for the Friends of the Roseland Free Public Library Summer Book Sale. Please do not leave your donations outside, bring them to the circulation desk. Your support and cooperation are much appreciated.
Pay Your Fines Online
Roseland Free Public Library patrons can now pay any library fines online! Just go to www.bccls.org > My Account > Fines & Fees
Libby Has Arrived!
Libby by Overdrive is now available to our patrons for downloading audio and ebooks! Cut and paste this link on your browser to learn more about how it works: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/playback/Playback.do?id=7bt56n. The app is available at this website: ebccls.overdrive.com. If you need one-on-one help getting started, see our library assistants.
Vox Books Are Here!
We are excited to offer "talking" Vox Books to our young patrons! To learn more about these great children's books, cop and paste this link to your browser: https://www.libraryideas.com/vox-books
HOOPLA is Back!
HOOPLA is back for our patrons! Go to www.hoopladigital.com and enter your library card information to download free music, movies, television programs, audiobooks, and ebooks with no late fees. Please note: each patron is entitled to any FOUR downloads per month at this time. If you need one-on-one help getting started, please call the circulation desk at 973-226-8636.
Leveled Reading List Books Available
Noecker Kids & Parents: We now have a list of books available at the library for the leveled reading system used at Noecker Elementary School. All you have to do is inquire at the Circulation Desk, and you can see a list of books at your child's current level that we have available.
Zac's Hacks - Computer Help
Library assistant Zac Cascio can show you the basics of Microsoft Word, Excel, and other tech resources Mondays or Fridays 9 am-noon. Safely navigate social media; create resume templates, letters, and spreadsheets; utilize cell phone, iPad, and Kindle features, such as calendars and more. Please note: RSVP needed for this drop-in instruction, sign up on library website. No help time on February 17 - library closed.
Mobile Hotspots Available
Mobile Hotspots are now available for our patrons who are Roseland residents! Available to patrons 18 or older with a valid driver's license and valid Roseland Free Public Library card. Each hotspot provides internet access for up to 10 devices. Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis, and the loan period is 14 days. There will be a $5 per day late fee and $100 replacement fee if lost.


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